23 years gone by

POSTED IN | 11:15 PM

So yeah. I rolled over the big twenty three today. Yup...23. It's after 22. Just before 24. Sadly, my birthday is on the shortest day of the year — the Winter Solstice — but as if nature was making up for things, this evening's sunset proved quite nice.

And on this day of my birth, I made a list. These are goals for the next year and/or things that stand out in my mind from the past year:

1. Laura and Sam's wedding on Dec. 31, 2005
2. Had my last remaining baby tooth removed in January
3. Took pictures at Gallagher Iba and saw OU beat OSU in Stillwater in February
4. Went to Seattle and Vancouver in March
5. Went to England for Pete and Susanna's lovely wedding in April
6. Established that I don't want to be a professional journalist
7. Realized more why friends are so important
8. Changed my first diaper — cousin Lydia's — two words: PARTIAL DIGESTION
9. Visited Maine for the first time in 17 years
10. Came to appreciate my hometown more
11. Learned that life plans are fluid even if you think you have yours locked in
12. Went to Puerto Rico for a travel writing class
13. Realized that I can be content HERE and NOW — not somewhere else and later
14. B.L.
15. Saw Norman North beat Norman High for the first time in history during the second round of the state playoffs
16. Read more and faster
17. Memorize more Bible/WSC
18. Get a financial planner and start investing, old school
19. Complete my six remaining credit hours and graduate with a BA in Journalism
20. Get some freelance photo jobs around Norman (NOT weddings! No thank you)
21. Compose/arrange music for the 12:30 OU Jazz ensemble
22. Be more confrontational (but in a good way)
23! Visit my main man D. Ling in Singapore

2 Responses to '23 years gone by'

  • Josiah Dalwrymple said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2006/12/23-years-gone-by.html?showComment=1166916480000#c116691650222166910'> 5:28 PM

    Could you please elaborate on #14, or are you doing a "stealth list" in the midst of your real list?...
    Just asking

  • Anonymous said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2006/12/23-years-gone-by.html?showComment=1167020040000#c116702007603651031'> 10:14 PM

    Bras Litigation?